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Broadcasters Weigh New Playout Options

TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.

Talking TV: Is AI Working In Your Newsroom?

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Aimee Rinehart and Ernest Kung of the Associated Press about a new report gauging how widely — or not — artificial intelligence and automation are being implemented in newsrooms, how sophisticated its functionalities are becoming and what that means for jobs. Learn more about AP’s report and a free online course series on news and AI here.

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At The Upfronts, TV Automation Is Now Front And Center

Jim Tricarico: “As we approach this year’s Upfront, audiences will be top of mind for buyers, and therefore so should automation. Why? To realize the promise of data-driven TV — finding your audience no matter how or where they are watching — we need automation. Automation helps you find sports audiences. Automation helps you find children’s audiences. Essentially, automation helps you find audiences beyond the 18-to-54 demographic and create campaigns that meet today’s business objectives.”

NAB Show: Aveco Celebrates 30 Years As Automation, Playout & Asset Management Supplier

Aveco, an independent automation provider, will display what 30 years of automation innovation can do for you, at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) in booth N1421. Founded on Feb. 18, 1992, Aveco has grown from its five enthusiastic engineers from the Scientific Research Institute of Television and Broadcasting in Prague to […]

Broadcast Solutions Partners With Video Automation Software Developer Seervision

Broadcast Solutions and its branch Broadcast Solutions Nordic partners with Seervision, developer of video automation software solutions. Broadcast Solutions said that as part of its plans for 2022 and beyond, it has found that it is crucial to broaden its products portfolio, adding: “With Seervision moving into more industries, in this case the broadcast industry, […]

Telestream Expands Executive Team

Telestream, a global provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today expanded its executive team with two new senior appointments. Jon Wilson, who was previously Telestream’s chief financial officer, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. The company said this change “recognizes Jon’s instrumental […]

Vizrt Offering Studio Automation For Live And Recorded Content

Vizrt, producer of software-defined visual storytelling tools, has released Viz Mosart 5, part of Vizrt’s automation solution. The latest release offers users the option to automate recorded content, as well as live, effectively removing the need for additional editing in post-production, the company says. Niels Borg, senior product manager for Viz Mosart at Vizrt, said: […]

How AI Can Help Overworked Journalists And Deliver Better Journalism

Pebble Continues 2021 Expansion With New Hires

Pebble, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, announced a range of new hires across its business. The new personnel include several new international members of the customer fulfilment team: Rafael Girotto, Evgeniy Groznykh and Jordan Toner have joined as customer fulfilment engineers. Girotto will work in the support department helping existing on-air customers and […]

Andrew Hutchings Joins Pebble As Engineering Manager

Pebble, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, has named Andrew Hutchings engineering manager for the company’s research and development department. Joining at a time that sees Pebble launching a number of new solutions and enhancements to support broadcasters to transition from traditional broadcast infrastructure to more flexible IP-based technologies, Hutchings will work alongside […]

Talking TV: Does TV Advertising Need Therapy?

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and TVB President-CEO Steve Lanzano discuss persistent agency silos, audience measurement woes and automation resistance in the world of TV advertising, prompting the question of whether the whole business could use some time on the couch to work through its issues.

Digital Nirvana Launches New Metadata Automation Platform For Avid Interplay

Telestream Offers Vantage Integration Within BroadView OnDemand Platform

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced a new integration of the Vantage Media Processing Platform within BroadView’s OnDemand software to provide advanced transcoding and automated media workflows. Based in Toronto, BroadView Software supplies a broadcast management system […]

Latakoo Names Erin Cargile Director Of Content And Training

Former Nexstar reporter Erin Cargile has been tapped to leading content development and training at video content transfer specialist Latakoo. Cargile says the move felt like a perfect fit as she looked to transition from local news at NBC affiliate KXAN Austin, Texas, to the tech field. She spent 16 years in front of the […]

Bitcentral Streamlines Operations For Entravision

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has completed centralizing operations for Entravision Communications Corp. through its Central Control product, a comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation system. Entravision’s shift to Central Control marks Bitcentral’s largest installation of this product in the United States, consolidating 22 broadcast […]

Automation & Optimizing Spot TV

Broadcasters and their technology partners have been striving to automate key parts of the spot TV selling process. How are they doing at automating audience estimates, in-flight reconciliation, and other key tasks? How is the buy-side doing at automating RFPs, in-flight reconciliation and other key parts of the media planning and buying process? REGISTER NOW […]

Telestream Releases Latest Prism Monitoring Software With New Audio Tools

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, unveiled the latest version of software for the Prism family of waveform monitors. The new software “adds significant audio support to an already broad range of IP and SDI audio tools,” the company […]

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get COVID Proving Ground

Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.

Bitcentral Enhances Its Central Control And Create Solutions

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has released updated versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The new features built into Central Control and Create provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of production teams. Both […]

Tightrope Offers Online And OTT Channel Publishing With Cablecast VIO Stream

Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream, a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Extending the “add once, publish everywhere” efficiency of Tightrope’s Cablecast broadcast automation solution to organizations that don’t have their own television channel, VIO Stream enables local governments, schools, churches, and businesses to dramatically expand the public’s access to their content with unprecedented ease. “Many public sector organizations, institutions and […]

Veritone Adds Capabilities To Its AI-Enabled Campaign Analytics, Attribution Applications

Veritone Inc., the creator of the operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, has introduced “significant enhancements” to its campaign analytics and attribution applications, Veritone Discovery and Veritone Attribute, benefiting both existing and new broadcast customers. The aiWARE applications currently power nearly 1,500 stations globally with metadata automation, content tracking and enterprise-level advertising attribution, enabling advanced media […]

Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor Adds Contribution Feed Monitoring, Ad Tracking

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, is offering a new option and a new name for its live ABR monitoring service. The newly named Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor service now adds contribution feed monitoring and ad tracking to the system’s […]

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TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

SportsGrid Picks LTN Global’s Video Transport & Cloud Solutions

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced today a multi-year agreement with SportsGrid Inc. The agreement provides SportsGrid with advanced cloud-based automation products optimizing operational efficiency and dependability. LTN supports SportsGrid with automated production services, including the delivery of live programming support managed from the state-of-the-art production facility located […]

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Spot TV Needs Holistic Approach To Automation

Broadcasters, advertisers and agencies need an approach to buying and selling spot TV that streamlines and simplifies the entire process end-to-end for traditional and automated transactions.

Tightrope Unwraps New Software Update For Cablecast Community Media Platform

Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]

Telestream Streamlines UHD Post-Production With PRISM Waveform Monitor Software

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest software for its PRISM Waveform Monitor. Built for post-production, live production and engineering, the latest release supports enhanced test tools for UHD and 4K/8K with RGB 4:4:4 12-bit HDR/WCG […]

Telestream Announces Next Generation Of OTT Stream Monitoring

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the next generation of its IQ Solutions. With a focus on enabling operators to find and fix faults faster than ever, IQ solutions now provide single pane-of-glass OTT stream monitoring with combined […]

Sarah Deas Joins Pixel Power To Strengthen Sales Team

Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Pixel Power said it “continues to invest in staff […]

Broadcast Pix Rolls Out StreamingPix

Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]

MASV App 2.0 Automates Transfer Of Ultra-Large Files For Remote Teams

MASV, a pay-as-you-go large file transfer service, today announced a major update to its app for macOS and Windows. MASV  App V.2.0 is designed for media & entertainment professionals, creatives and enterprise video users to send and receive 100GB+ files with ease. At the core of MASV App 2.0 is new automation tools that help […]

Pebble Beach Virtualizes 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organizing “virtual stands” for CABSAT from March 31 to April 2, and for NAB on April 20-22, with the aim of “enabling the most important side of any trade show — open discussion.” Alison Pavitt, marketing manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said: “Trade shows […]

ENCO Founder Eugene Novacek Dies

Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]

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Group Chiefs Bullish On Automation, Impressions

Leaders from Nexstar, Gray and Meredith expressed hope that automation and impressions-based selling may help curb a downward trend in spot TV sales, but broadcasters must avoid being “held hostage” to tech companies in the process. L-r: Patrick McCreery of Meredith, Perry Sook of Nexstar and Pat LaPlatney of Gray. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

RTI Names Mark Derus New CEO

RTI, a global provider of control and automation, today promoted Mark Derus to chief executive officer. Derus will focus on driving business growth globally and expanding the company’s commercial market presence. He will continue to build on the initiatives RTI has implemented over the past three years, including new policies such as a three-year warranty, […]

Aveco, ETV Bharat Win IBC Innovation Award

Independent automation provider Aveco, along with its customer Hyderabad-based Ramoji Group’s ETV Bharat App in India, have been awarded the 2019 IBC Innovation Award in the Content Everywhere category for the automation system that drives the 24 studios and 24 fulltime news channels in 13 languages for mobile news consumption. The award was presented for […]

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TVN Tech | Automation Becomes Major Multiplatform Tool

Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.

Pixel Power To Demo Software Solutions

IBC2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.A05 and IBCTV 13.A08:  IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) will see Pixel Power demonstrate its fully virtualized software solutions for production, playout, automation, branding and graphics at Stand 7.A05 and 13.A08. These systems create an all-encompassing approach to deliver linear, OTT, VOD and catch-up channels using a singular workflow. “The key […]

Pike Media Lab Adopts Grass Valley Software-Defined Playout

Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software-only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Pike Media […]

Synamedia Adds Automation Capabilities To Its Virtual DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced new automation capabilities for its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control that it says will save operators up to 50% of bandwidth and storage costs. Using machine-learning (ML) and Stream Video Quality, Synamedia’s patented light weight and real-time quality metric technology, the solution automatically […]